Fudge-o-rama Cookies

Fudgy soft cookies

Makes about 24 cookies
These cookies taste like cakey brownies that have the addition of fibre and a deep chocolaty flavour that kids love. Perfect tucked into a lunch bag or for an addition to an after school snack with milk.

Preparation Details

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 1 minute
  • Bake time: 10 to 12 minutes per baking sheet

Ingredients

  • 250 mL (1 cup) pitted Medjool dates (about 12) or prunes, chopped
  • 75 mL (1/3 cup) low fat milk
  • 50 mL (1/4 cup) soft non-hydrogenated margarine
  • 175 mL (3/4 cup) whole-wheat flour
  • 75 mL (1/3 cup) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 mL (1/2 tsp) each baking soda and baking powder
  • 60 mL (1/4 cup) granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 5 mL (1 tsp) vanilla extract

Directions

  1. In large microwaveable boil combine dates, milk and margarine. Cover and microwave on High for 1 minute or until steaming. Using a fork or potato masher, mash the date mixture. Let cool slightly.
  2. In another bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder and baking soda and powder; set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer, beat sugar into date mixture. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Gradually add flour mixture and beat until combined.
  4. Storage tip: Keep in resealable plastic bag or airtight container for about 3 days in the refrigerator or in freezer for up to 3 weeks.

Nutritional Information per Serving

  • Serving: one cookie
  • Calories: 74
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Total fat: 2 g
  • Saturated fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 8 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 14 g
  • Fibre: 2 g
  • Sugars: 10 g
  • Sodium: 45 mg
  • Potassium: 123 mg

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